Senior Barksdale Fellow Writes Winning Paper
Senior Barksdale Fellow and PhD student Ashleen Williams has won the 2020 Tennin-Alexander Prize for the best graduate paper in history.
From the University of Mississippi’s Dalrymple III Department of History:
“Oh Men of Justice! 20th Century Political Petitions in Bahrain and a Negotiated Nation,” Williams’s winning paper, was written under the direction of Professor Vivian Ibrahim. The paper examines the crucial role of colonial petitioning in 20th Century Bahrain. Uncovering newly discovered Arabic and English archival material, Williams incisively argues that indigenous communities used a global language of rights and justice to advocate for local reforms.
Congratulations, Professor Williams!